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Euphorbia cotinifolia | Caribbean Copper Plant

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Family: Euphorbiaceae

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Caribbean Copper Plant is an upright shrub with beautiful rounded, red leaves reminiscent of Cotinus. It can quickly reach 10'-15' tall and 6'-8' wide. It can be shaped to look like a small tree. Stems are grayish purple with thin, oval shaped, reddish purple leaves. Tiny cream colored flowers appear in summer and contrast well against the purple foliage. It does best in coastal areas in full sun but will need shade in inland areas (foliage is greener in shade). It needs regular watering and well draining soil. It does not like frost and will lose its leaves. Sap is poisonous and may cause contact dermatitis.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

Height Range

6-12', 12-25'

Width Range

Flower Color

White

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Purple, Red

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half, Shade

Water

Medium, Extra in Summer

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Allergenic, Messy, Poisonous

USDA Zones

9, 10

Sunset Zones

21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Deer

Design

Design Styles

Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Tropical

Accenting Features

Fall Color, Multi-trunk Tree, Silhouette, Standard, Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Summer

Location Uses

Background, Walls / Fences

Special Uses

Container

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

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